Datuk Nora Manaf

Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank


In addition to Datuk Nora Manaf’s role as the Group Chief Human Capital Officer and member of the Group EXCO of Maybank, Datuk Nora chairs several national-level committees and holds several Board memberships. Datuk Nora’s Board memberships include the Board of Etiqa General Insurance Berhad and MBB Labs Private Limited, Bangalore, as well as Board of Trustees of Khazanah Foundation. Datuk Nora is also the President of Maybank Sports Club.

Recently in July 2023, Datuk Nora was conferred an Honorary Degree, “Doctor of the University”, from the Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. She also received the conferment of Master Professional (MP) by IHRP in 2022. Datuk Nora is a qualified Chartered Fellow CIPD (FCIPD), registered with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) in London, UK. She is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Chartered Banker (CB) registered with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2020.

Datuk Nora is actively engaged in the country’s Financial Institutions, Employers, and Education circles via the leadership roles she holds. Datuk Nora is the President of the Malayan Commercial
Banks’ Association(MCBA), Chairman of the Banking Sector HR Networking Group (HRNG), CoChair of the ASEAN Research Centre (ARC), Asia School of Business, Council Member of
Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), a member of the National Labour Advisory Committee
(NLAC), a council member of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) of the Department of Polytechnic & Community College Education (DPCCE), and an Advisory Council Member of Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera as well as for the University-Industry Advisory Council Universiti Utara Malaysia and Academic Advisory Board Member of Putra Business School (PBS). Datuk Nora was recognized as a Global Top 50 Human Resource Professional and was appointed to Talent Compact 4.0, an Industry Talent Advisory Panel of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad.

Datuk Nora is also a Member of the Board of Examiners for the Asia Institute of Chartered
Bankers (AICB), Member of the Asia Pacific Industry Advisory Panel for the Chartered Institute
of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Qualified Person for Training (QPRT) for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

In 2020, Datuk Nora was appointed as an Adjunct Professor by Pusat Citra Universiti of the
National University of Malaysia. She is also an Adjunct Professor appointed by the College of
Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) since 2015. In July 2019, Datuk Nora was also
appointed to the Board of Advisors for U-M’s undergraduate programme for a Bachelor of
Applied Linguistics and Business Administration with Honours.

Datuk Nora is active in her quest to make a difference to empower women. She is the Executive
Sponsor for Maybank’s Women Mentor Women Council established in 2013, as well as a Mentor
for the ICAEW-TalentCorp Women in Leadership Programme. In 2016, Datuk Nora was awarded
the “Beacon of Light” award at the National Women in Leadership Summit organized by the
Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family
and Community Development. Datuk Nora also spoke at the Women in Leadership seminar at
Oxford University in 2016. The Singapore Management University (SMU) published a Case
Study, titled “Maybank: Organisational Transformation through Human Resources” in
collaboration with Datuk Nora in 2019. On 31 March 2021, Datuk Nora was conferred the Top
50 Impact Lifetime Achievement Awards for Women Excellence by KSI Strategic Institute for
Asia Pacific.

Datuk Nora also holds a post-grad certification in Human Resource Development from Cornell
University and is a certified Gallup Strengths Finder Coach Level II. She is also a graduate of
the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.